ROC analysis based on NLR for DMFS. In this model, sensitivity was 75.7% and specificity was 47.9%; AUC was 0.625 (95% CI 0.56 to 0.6), p=0.0160. AUC, area under curve; DMFS, distant metastasis-free survival; NLR, neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio; ROC, receiver operating characteristics.
Forest plot showing adjusted HRs (oblongs) and 95% CIs (bars) for distant metastasis-free survival rate in 300 early patients with breast cancer undergoing potentially curative surgery, according to subgroup effects. Univariate HRs, as well as HRs adjusted for baseline covariates and related p values, are listed on the right side. Subgroups were defined by factors showing significant correlation with NLR and recurrence rate. NLR, neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio.
Orditura, M., Galizia, G., Diana, A., Saccone, C., Cobellis, L., Ventriglia, J., Iovino, F., Romano, C., Morgillo, F., Mosca, L., Diadema, M. R., Lieto, E., Procaccini, E., De Vita, F., & Ciardiello, F.(2016).
Neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) for prediction of distant metastasis-free survival (DMFS) in early breast cancer: a propensity score-matched analysis.
Accessed April 25, 2017.https://doi.org/10.1136/esmoopen-2016-000038.